But Hollande was “insistent,” she writes, and “his strength of persuasion was nuclear.”
But her older sister agreed, after some persuasion, to talk with me.
persuasion requires persistence and the power of personal examples.
And your current brand of persuasion entails tempering pushiness with aplomb, brute force with benevolence.
Season 4, which Simon had to summon his most passionate powers of persuasion to even get made, did one better.
The mode in which a man is made subservient, is by inducement and persuasion.
"There's only one form of persuasion to use with an hombre," commented Henderson, gently.
At the hearing on this complaint, Harris denied that he had ever contributed a dollar to Joe at the latter's persuasion.
This was good advice, and Fanny needed no persuasion to induce her to follow it.
I had a persuasion, illogical but invincible, that I was still entitled to all the respect due to a man of unblemished honor.
late 14c., "action of inducing (someone) to believe (something); argument to persuade, inducement," from Old French persuasion (14c.) and directly from Latin persuasionem (nominative persuasio) "a convincing, persuading," noun of action from past participle stem of persuadere "persuade, convince," from per- "thoroughly, strongly" (see per) + suadere "to urge, persuade," from PIE *swad- "sweet, pleasant" (see sweet (adj.)). Meaning "religious belief, creed" is from 1620s.